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(ˌæn dʒiˈoʊ mə)

n., pl. -mas, -ma•ta (-mə tə)
a benign tumor consisting chiefly of dilated or newly formed blood vessels (hemangioma) or lymph vessels (lymphangioma).
[1870–75; < Greek angeî(on) vessel (see angio-) + -oma]
an`gi•om′a•tous (-ˈɒm ə təs, -ˈoʊ mə-) adj.
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Noun1.lymphangioma - benign angioma consisting of a mass of lymphatic vessels
angioma - a tumor consisting of a mass of blood or lymphatic vessels
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Histopathologic classification of lymphangioma is as follows: (A) lymphangioma simplex, small thin-walled lymphatic vessels; (B) cavernous lymphangioma, dilated lymphatic vessels with surrounding adventitia; (C) cystic lymphangioma, large lymphatic spaces surrounded by fibrovascular tissue; and (D) benign lymphangioendothelioma, lymphatic channels separated by collagen bundles (2).
* Lymphangioma simplex (capillary lymphangioma) consists of small, capillary- sized vessels
Three types of lymphagniomas are distinguished in the literature: the cavernous lymphangioma, the lymphangioma simplex, and the cystic lymphangioma (1).